Master Catalog Page 537 Properties of Common Insulation and Jacket Materials

Alpha Wire www.alphawire.com 1-800-52 ALPHA Specifications subject to change. For complete specifications and availability, visit www.alphawire.com. 537 Properties of Common Insulation and Jacket Materials Plastics Property Low- Density PE High- Density PE Cellular PE Nylon PP Cellular PP PVC Plenum PVC PUR Abrasion Resistance G E F E F-G F-G F-G F-G O Acid Resistance G-E E G-E P-F E E G-E G F Alcohol Resistance E P E P-F G P-G Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Resistance (Gasoline, Kerosene, etc.) G-E G G P-F P P-G Alkali Resistance G-E E G-E E G-E G F Aromatic Hydrocarbons Resistance (Benzol, Toluol, etc.) P G P-F P P-F P-F P-G Electrical Properties E P E F-G G P Flame Resistance P E P Halogenated Hydrocarbons Resistance (Degreaser Solvents) G P P-F P-F P-G Heat Resistance G E G E G-E G-E G Low-Temperature Flexibility E G P P-G P-G G Nuclear Radiation Resistance G-E G F-G F F G Oil Resistance G-E G E F E Oxidation Resistance E E Ozone Resistance E E Underground Burial G E N/A P N/A N/A P-G P G Water Resistance E P-F E E F-G F P-G Weather, Sun Resistance E G-E G G Ratings based on average performance of general-purpose compounds. Specific properties can usually be improved by selective compounding. P Poor F Fair G Good E Excellent O Outstanding Fluoropolymers Property FEP PTFE ETFE ECTFE PVDF TPE Abrasion Resistance E O E F-G Acid Resistance E G-E G Alcohol Resistance E G Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Resistance (Gasoline, Kerosene, etc.) E P Alkali Resistance E G-E Aromatic Hydrocarbons Resistance (Benzol, Toluol, etc.) E G-E P Electrical Properties E G-E E Flame Resistance O E G E-O E F-G Halogenated Hydrocarbons Resistance (Degreaser Solvents) E G Heat Resistance O E O E Low-Temperature Flexibility O E O F E Nuclear Radiation Resistance P-G P E G Oil Resistance O E-O E O E G Oxidation Resistance O E O E Ozone Resistance E O E Underground Burial E P Water Resistance E G-E Weather, Sun Resistance O E O E-O E Ratings based on average performance of general-purpose compounds. Specific properties can usually be improved by selective compounding. P Poor F Fair G Good E Excellent O Outstanding

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